"Together, We're Better"

Western States Association of Tax Administrators

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 25 - September 28, 2016 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Tentative Conference Schedule

Confirmed Speakers

Jim Lane
Mayor of Scottsdale, Opening Speaker
Gale Garriott
Executive Director, Federation of Tax Administrators
Marcus Glasper
Deputy Director, Washington State Department of Revenue
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Billy Hamilton
State Tax Notes Columnist & Former Deputy Comptroller, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Dennis Hoffman
Director, Seidman Research Institute, and Economics Professor, Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Joe Huddleston
E&Y
Mike Kadas
Director, Montana Department of Revenue
Doug Lindholm
Executive Director, COST
Demesia Pedilla
Commissioner, New Mexico Department of Revenue
John Swain
Chester H. Smith Professor of Law, University of Arizona Law School
Marshall Stranburg
Deputy Director, Multistate Tax Commission
John Valentine
Chair, Utah Tax Commission
Dirk Giseburt
Davis Wright Tremain LLP
Susan Maples
Taxpayer's Rights Advocate's Office, California Franchise Tax Board

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, September 25, 2016
2:00-5:30 PM Registraion (Papago I & II)
5:30-7:30 PM Opening Reception (Paradise Park Lawn)
Monday, September 26, 2016
7:30 AM-4:30 PM Registraion (Papago I & II)
7:30-8:30 AM Commssioner's Breafast & Meeting (Treaty Room)
General Breakfast (Papago I & II)
8:30 AM-12:00 PM General Session (Maricopa I, II, III)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Provided (Papago I & II)
1:30-5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
  1. Management (Maricopa I)
  2. Emergin Issues (Apache I)
  3. Solution Series (Apache II)
Dinner on your own Shuttle provided to and from Old Town Scottsdale
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast (Papago I & II)
8:30 AM-12:00 PM General Session (Maricopa I, II, III)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Provided (Papago I & II)
1:30-5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
  1. Compliance (Maricopa I)
  2. Property Tax (Pache I)
  3. Legal (Apache II)
6:00-8:00 PM Closing Reception (Bennie's Courtyard & Pueblo Room)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:30-8:30 AM Commissioner's Breakfast & Meeting (Treaty Room)
General Breakfast (Papago I & II)
8:30-11:30 AM General Session (Maricopa)

Event Registration Fees & Deadlines

Registration TypeEarly Rate
Before August 19, 2016
Standard Rate
August 20 - September 20, 2016
Spouse/Guest$120
Government$350.00$400.00
Non-Government$450.00$500.00
Deadlines
August 19Early Registration Ends
September 9Deadline for Checks
September 12Cancellation Deadline
A $50 handling fee will be pulled from the refund
September 20No Refunds or Cancellations

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Rooms are available at a conference rate until September 2, 2016. To make reservations, call the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch: 1 (800) 540-0727. Be sure to let them know you are reserving a room under the WSATA block.

TypeNightly RateOnline Registration
Government Professionals$132.50+TaxRegister Online
Industry Professionals$229+TaxRegister Online
*A limited number of rooms are available, so reserve your room today.

Additional Hotel Options

The McCormick Scottsdale

(480) 948-5050

1 mile from the conference hotel

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

(480) 948-5000

1.5 miles from the conference hotel

The Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

(480) 948-7550

2.5 miles from the conference hotel

Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort

(480) 947-5400

3.5 miles from the conference hotel

Conference Sponsors

The WSATA Conference is made possible thanks to the support of our partners.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please visit TaxConferences.Org.

Thank you to our partners:

FAST Enterprises

Revenue Solutions, Inc.

ASR Analytics

Intuit, Inc.

Fairfax Imaging, inc.

ADP, LLC

H&R Block

Nearby Scottsdale, Arizona

Getting Around

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is located about 10 minutes from Scottsdale, Arizona (30 minutes from Phoenix).

The resort offers a shuttle service to several locations within five miles of the resort when available.

Several taxi services are available in both Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Lyft and Uber services also available.

Nearby Attractions

Enjoy nearby Downtown Scottsdale!

Scottsdale, Arizona provides plenty of nearby activites: